Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to assist a woman during pregnancy and labour.
During pregnancy, we can help to balance your body to prevent miscarriage, assist with morning sickness, back aches and fatigue. In order to prepare for labor, our aim is to ripen and soften the cervix with acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture points used can assist the baby to descend in order to engage and it prepares the cervix to soften in order to dilate.
Research shows that acupuncture can reduce your labor time. It is beneficial to start acupuncture prior to your due date to avoid being overdue. However if you are overdue we can provide induction treatments with acupuncture.
Caroline A Smith & Caroline A Crowther 2017, Acupuncture for induction of labour, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group http://cochranelibrary-wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD002962.pub3/full